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in 10 years. brewster the nation's fiscal cut that tax loopholes that take a fair and balanced approach. at the same time the budget incorporates elements to speaker by last december. they make the difficult choices to find common ground. consistent with that offer come in the budget includes being the president would not put forward such as means testing command that a character in a related premiums and the more accurate the less generous measure of inflation. it includes proposals only so they come together around a complete and comprehensive package to shrink the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years and are meant the fiscal uncertainty that hampers economic growth and job creation. this remark does not represent the starting point for negotiation. represent tagamet savings and additional roadrunners for those of the. the two cannot be separated and were not separated last december when we were close to a bipartisan agreement. this budget provides achievable solutions to fiscal problems, the crucial a solution desired, we have to do more than focus on deficit and debt. the signific
sales tax. and a little boy in the jaws of an 8-foot alligator. >> trying to bite my arm off. >> hitting him in the head really wasn't doing anything. it was like hitting a bring wall. >> tonight, his father reveals the trick that saved his son's life. my mom and dated having the nightmares. i'm sleeping good. >> you will meet him. but first from fox this tuesday night. american investigators traveled to russia today to question the parents of the accused boston marathon bombers. that's what an official at the u.s. embassy is telling the associated press. the official says the russian government is cooperating with the fbi and helped arrange this interview. of course, as we have been reporting here, fox news has learned the russians asked the fbi to investigate the older brother two years ago. he is the one who died in the shootout with police. the fbi reports it did not find any terrorism activity at the time. a year later, officials tell us the same brothers spent six months in russia. but we're getting conflicting reports about what the feds knew about that trip. tonight, one lawmaker
of these proposals would give to our children more taxes, more spending and neither ever reaches balance. there is only one proposal, the house budget, that would instead give to our children a balanced budget and a brighter future of freedom and opportunity. now is the time to choose the budget that reflects our american values. mr. speaker, the american people and future generations of americans deserve a balanced budget. i thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland, mr. hoyer, for five minutes. mr. hoyer: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman. preliminary, however to my remarks, i want to say i thank the gentleman for my -- the previous speaker for his remarks and to say i would hope that the senate, having passed a budget, we having passed a budget, the president submitting a budget, that we will now, hopefully as soon as this week, go to conference so that we might discuss the differences and get that budget to which t
's winter of discontent, when britain had double-digit inflation, a top income tax rate of 83% and rising unemployment. and she revolutionized the economy with free-market ideas in her ten years of service that ushered in a new decade of prosperity. when she took office, the top income tax rate was 83%. it was cut to 60% and then to 40%. the middle tax rate was cut to 30%. and the lowest tax rate was eliminated altogether. when she took office, the top corporate tax rate was 53%. she cut it to 35%. the top capital gains tax rate was a stifling 75%. thatcher cut it to 30%. and as a result, a progrowth policies, unemployment fell from a high of 12% early in her tenure to 7.5% near the end. public spending as a percentage of g.d.p. fell from 45.1% of g.d.p. to 39.4% of g.d.p. and inflation fell from almost 22% in 1979 to a low rate of 2.4% in 1986. but perhaps the most telling tribute to margaret thatcher's leadership is that three days after she gave her britain await speech, that heroic speech she was dubbed "the iron lady" in the communist news outlet "the red star." when your military en
, because if i owe $2,000 to you guys on my income taxes, do you guys say you can pay off a little at a time and then pay the rest of over a long time without being penalized? that is garbage. host: congress man? guest: there's a provision, if i'm not mistaken, if there are back taxes due, the people beyond $2,000 that is the feet that is being required in order to help pay for the processing of individuals, that will also be demanded as well. two-sided sort. -- sword. many of these undocumented workers in various industries in this country pay into a great deal of federal taxes, whether it is deducted for their payroll for social security, fica, etc., with no opportunity of ever retrieving or utilizing that tax, because they are prohibited from taking any federal program. also, one of the areas in which there will be some consternation is the fact that even though they have a work visa and are working toward a permanent status, all public benefits will be denied to 11 million people that qualify for this program. host: on twitter -- guest: yes, and parts of the criteria is going to be exact
, by the way, talk of an online sales tax. harry reid is suggesting there's a vote on an online sales tax next week. ebay's way down on that. it's own growth forecast as well as the interpret sales tax possibility. ibay's down three bucks, what do you have to add on that? >> i have to add the european story that the chief financial officer of ebay saying the european economy is weaker, weaker british pounds to dense paypal results. put that together, it's a loser. >> it is, big stock, big drop. thanks nicole. to hoyer, the to littization of the boston bombing linking them to the sequester cuts. here's a question a fox news producer asked mr. hoyer. i'm quoting directly. do you think this can help to make an argument to turn off the sequester? here's the congressman's response, well, i think there are compelling arguments to not have turned on the sequester and multiple reasons for investing in our security and don't pursue across the board irrational cutting priorities and buy the same percentage. i think this is another proof of that. if proof is needed, which i don't think, frankly, it is. t
, cutting spending in the tax code, and then i think it also keeps our promises to people to seniors who worked hard their whole life and want to nothing more than a secure retirement. and to our veterans to 0 who we made promises as they donned the uniform and fought for our country. >> host: what about the issue of changed cpi. . >> guest: i start with a basic notion that social security has enci ad itbutedp our shben ttal n part of the discussion. certainly we need to be concerned about the long-term solvent sei of social security but again when retirement security is question mark for so many families. i don't think it should be on the table during this part of the discussion during the budget resolution. look at the real contributors to our deficit and debt as we try tackle those challenges. >> host: two final questions before we go to calls. callers are ready. this is another article during an intimate dinner with democratic senators. how come you were left off the list? [laughter] >> guest: i have no idea. [laughter] but i have been very pleased with the president's increase in ou
, but savings should not, for discretionary spending. we need to look at mandatory spending and tax expenditures. i agree completely with your point that it is hurting. i was at so many federal agencies that are compromised in not doing their work. this hits bone. these are critical services that will not be able to be performed. however, it was important not to have a government shutdown. it was important to get past this fiscal year. there was no possibility of removing sequestration in the last rounds of negotiation. there was no chance of removing it in the house and we did not have the 60 ghost in the senate. so -- votes in the senate. we could not do it. he did not have a game plan. it is a failure, that is votes are nothe there. it would have been a greater catastrophe if we hit march 1 without a continuing resolution and government would close down. gone through that before and it causes chaos. last point, we gave agencies additional discretion, which in some cases allow them to make better decisions than having to do a across the board cuts. host: back to immigration on twitter -- will
paying fines, back taxes, that is not amnesty or not nothing. a lots of money. some people may be so rich they think a couple thousand dollars is nothing, but it is not for most people. with earned legal status, you see it in the center-right movement. i see the business community, the small businesses in particular, this is not a fortune 500 issue. farmers and dairymen and ranchers around the country have been explaining that they need this. you see this with the various communities. communities ofs faith are focused on this and saying that we need to move forward on this. from the center-right perspective in terms of the reagan republicans and conservatives, absolutely, yes. it is very powerful. the arguments against it are malice in the left and do not carry a lots of weight with reagan republicans. what are the things i used in my testimony with the nine mins of -- nine myths of immigration, this is back in the 1980 posturing reagan's presidency. it walks through all the things you hear from people who did not like the irish and did not like the jews and did not like the asians and al
plan. yeah, we'll have some cuts but we'll get rid of some of the tax loopholes on the people who own corporate jets, for example own the big oil companies. the republicans insist on this dumb ass sequester and keep it going, then they can't complain when the cuts begin. 1-866-55-press. let's talk about it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." drug war you must be high. >> only on current tv. can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis the issues of the day. >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> with a distinctly satirical point of view. if you believe in state's rights but still believe in the drug war you must be high. >> only on current tv. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolute
in the 35 to 40% -- >> that's still way too high. mortgages are a great bargain under the tax code. >> it's extraordinary. >> are they going to get rid of the deduction? >> i don't think so. it by far impacts middle america more than anyone else. if they tweak it, it will be on the edge. but listen, mortgage interest deduction has been around over 100 years. i don't believe it's going anywhere. >> demand outstripping supply in your last conference call. you said that. even better now? >> it is. >> is there a housing shortage, sir? >> absolutely. >> there is? >> it's worse than any of us imagined. >> what states? >> let's look at new york city as an example. there are money venturi -- >> people are knocking on people's doors who do not have signs. i'm not kidding. >> i know. i know that to be the -- we tell them to do it. they're literally trying to convince you to sell. now, the seller's got to convince themselves that they can actually get the price they want. and that is starting to change. i mean, you're seeing extraordinary price increases. we have markets where prices are increasing
could be allowed to collect sales taxes. expect a vote on the president's choice to head up the office of management and budget. silvio burrell coming up -- .ylvia burwell expecting your more questions questions into the boston marathon bombings and the ongoing federal investigation. it is sunday, april 21. the boy weekend on scouts of america. and the debate over whether to allow gay scouts and/or gay leaders appeared we are going to focus on this issue in our first 45 minutes of today's "washington journal." our line for republicans is (202) 585-3881, for democrats, (202) 585-3880, independent, (202) 585-3882. .ou can set up a tweet @cspanwj we'll check in with michelle boysen and a moment. let's begin with a quick look at some of the other headlines, beginning with the boston herald. the events of the last week in boston dominated the coverage. a celebration that essentially took place yesterday at fenway park -- this is the headline from "the boston herald," loud and proud. and from the boston sunday globe, acting toward normal, healing still to do as neil diamond came back to fenw
country as a person who will. third, undocumented workers to pay taxes and contribute to the labor needs should be given a vehicle to earn a labor status. we currently have a broken immigration system and that is why the american health care physician has crafted basic principles of what comprehensive immigratiorerm ould ide ilevs still reviewing senate bill 744, i believe it captures most of the needs of immigration reform. in conclusion, the labor shortages are most pressing. act now tors must expand through pools of stock. i urge you to take a look at this and think about the frail and elderly population that we serve. parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and doors. those special people that if given some much to us and to our country. we owe it to them to provide the best possible care, don't we? i am here to ask you who will care for them if this critical situation is not taking care of immediately. thank you. i am happy to answer any questions. >> thank you, mr. benjamin and think you to all the witnesses. mr. smith, despite the fact haoverall undocumented immigratn has gone down,
put your finger on what we are trying to stay thougertain tax -- certairorize us some kid gets sin street and that terrorizes me because i live here. but that definition in webster has a connection to all legal definitions in that it is a political act. and generally, a political act against noncombatants. one military unit shoots another military unit. that is regular warfare. but when you intentionally attacked civilians for a political purpose, i think everybody agrees that was terrorism we have several elements here in boston. what we do not yet know is whether there was a political purpose. we are assuming there was, but we do not know they're wet -- that for a fact yet. host: someone on twitter reminds us that it was a pressure cooker believed to contain the bomb. likean see what this looks in the new york daily news. what is significant about this to you as we talk about such an easily homemade, crude instrument. guest: ball bearings, nails, pressure kircher ramallah -- pressure cooker, items you can go by this afternoon. look at what timothy mcveigh used, diesel fuel and fe
. you've heard that the first quarter was tough. probably payroll tax impacted more than anything else. and small business is -- and big business for that matter is totally the flux with the obama care act and what it all means. and business is looking at part-time, that you've got to keep people under 30 hours. they don't want to employ more than 50 people. and nobody really knows how this thing is going to work. now, as far as the japanese yen, every major manufacturer in the world has made a strategic decision to produce where they sell. no manufacturer can deal with the volatility in exchange rates. and if you look at where the japanese are today compared to 10, 20 years ago, there is no comparison with let's say 80% produced in north america. so the exchange rate has been dramatically reduced as a factor in our business. and at the moment, i don't see any impact. >> okay, mike, $42. we've been friends a long time. you couldn't tell me at four bucks that that was something i should -- actually, we're not allowed to do it, anyway, but you couldn't have mentioned that back in 2008 or
to have the same enthusiasm for paying taxes for the education of its college students today than it had during the cold war. >> anybody else? back in the red shirt in the middle here. >> one of the kingpins of hollywood, more behind the seasons, was lou wasserman who seemed to helped his forces to some political efforts. what was his leanings? was he considered to be a lefty, righty, or just a pragmatist. >> the question is about lou wasserman and his political lengs. -- political leanings. richard? >> lou was seniorman was essentially a man defeated to the welfare of universal pictures. that's what he did and how he defined himself. it seems to me that wasserman was in a certain sense value neutral so long as whatever was happening worked to the benefit of his studio and his enterprise, and it was a vast enterprise by the time it was -- it reached full maturity. i don't think he was -- i don't think he was evil man. he was just a guy really tending to business in a very, very, i must say, very effective way. there's no question in my mind at least, that he was the weeding ontrip -- the
to streamline government and the tax code needs to be simplified. we can do all that without having to disinvest or eat the seed corn that is the future economy of the united states of america. and while i love to join my friend from california because every time he comes to the floor, he is talking about how do we make investments today that are going to pay us dividends down the line. and when you talk about infrastructure, you're talking about making investments that are going to put for the most part, building trades' workers to work, who make a decent salary, a good salary, good benefits, good health care, and then they go out -- you have a ad built, painters, iron workers, sheet metal workers, they all got some money in their pocket and go down the street and go to home depot and spend some money there. they buy a house, add a room, put up a pool or send their kids to college and the whole thing keeps going and that's what we are talking about here. mr. garamendi: you're exooktly right. we hear people talk about our founding fathers, saying they wouldn't do it this way. interesting that ou
, and it became the psychology of it all. you know, taxes are changing, payroll taxes, income taxes, sequestration. and there was a little bit of a pause. but then we saw us get out of that, and i think they're still confidence-rich -- confidence-poor -- confidence-rich and cash-poor. >> i love that phrase, and i have gave you credit of late. initially, no. military, you've had two relationships with military. one, i've never seen a company more aggressively try to hire people from the military. and the other thing is, i didn't know you did so much business with the military, and that's been tough now because of sequester. >> sure, sure. one of the things about snap-on, for years we focused on auto repair. but what we've been doing lately is rolling the snap-on brand out of the garage to critical industries where the penalty for failure is high. >> aerospace. >> aerospace, military. one of the first places we went to is military. and we built a big business there. it's been down, but aerospace is coming up. aerospace and natural resources is what double digits in the quarter for us. i was just at
, they will have to pass a background check, paying taxes, and pay a fine. that's for six years. and they can have another background checks and pay a fine. that would allow them to work and travel and come out of the shadows. if you years s fe mchmas like an e- vefy system being operational, at that point they would be allowed to apply for permanent residency. and another background check to prove they will be able to pin employed and not the burden on society. if it passed that benchmark, after three more years, they will be allowed to become a citizen. that leaves us with a 13-year path to citizenship for the people here illegally now. it will be a little different if you were brought to the country before the age of 16. dreamers will have five-year path to citizenship. and agricultural workers who feel an important need in a lot of our industries, if they also are looking at a five-year. path to year the other big part of the plan is for security. that will put up to about $6.5 billion into a department of homeland security plan calls for more security strategy that combines personnel, the gro
. and, most importantly, president obama wants more taxes. >> correct. when was the last time an american president ever deliberately inflicted pain on the population in order to score a political point? >>brian: there was a delay in new york for two to three hours as well as chicago and atlanta. this is incredible. how long can that continue? >> it's going to go on in the future apparently. >>steve: could go through the summer. >> they are going to cut $637 million out of the f.a.a.'s budget. that will affect some of the 15,000 air traffic controllers. and they're expecting delays on 6,700 flights a day. >>steve: the extraordinary thing is of the f.a.a.'s budget, 70% is the payroll for the guys in the tower and what not. 70%. why don't they make the cuts to the 30% that doesn't involve -- >> why is it you've got more air traffic controllers today than you did a year ago, you're spending more on the f.a.a. today than a year ago and you can't cut out of there when incurring delays on the suffering public? >>brian: this segment is so much better than yesterday's; am i right, guy
we have had on customer information systems or things of that nature, they have not been a tax protecting critical u.s. infrastructure from cyber attacks. monday night on "the communicators." on c-span2. >> this week on "q&a," rajiv chandrasekaran discusses his story describing the f-35 fighter jet, the defense department's newest and most expensive weapon system. >> rajiv chandrasekaran, you did a front-page piece on a sunday about the f-35. what is it? >> it is the most expensive weapons system in the history of the united states. history of mankind, quite frankly. it is an advanced warplane that is to be used by the air force, navy, and the marine corps. it is the replacement for the f- 16. a new advanced all-purpose fighter jet. it is still in development, is an incredibly troubled program, it has gone tens of billions of dollars over budget. i bought into this program as a way to write about the overall challenges. this program is singular in terms of its cost overruns, delays, and the way it has been structured. its most effective attributes are not all of its radars and
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be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft spot, but we'll see. >> how much of this is consumer confidence, do you think? >> consumer confidence definitely plays a role. but consumers right now don't have the money to spend. and if they went out and spent, they'd be borrowing money. i don't think -- i think it's a more fundamental problem in a way than consumer confidence. >> steve, my long wait yesterday trying to get up to new york, in the lounge was tim geithner waiting for the flight, as well. i asked him, we're seeing these good signs in the economy, how much of it
in terms of cutting spending. cutting spending in the tax code. then i think it also keeps promises to people, it to those that were part of their whole life and want nothing more than a secure retirement. and our veterans to whom we have made promises as the have donned the uniform and fought for the country. host: what about the issue of chain cpi? guest: i start with the very basic notion that social security has not contributed one penny to the current deficit or debt. table in not be on the this part of discussion. similarly, to be concerned about the long-term solvency of so-so security. urity.ial sec retirement security is a real question mark for many americans. let's look at the real contributors to our deficit and debt as we try to tackle those challenges. and host: two final questions before we go to calls. this is another article from the hill. why were you left off the list of the 12 senators that went to dinner? iest: i have no idea, but have been very pleased with the president's increase -- increase out reach to the senate and a house. that dialogue is essential to m
electronically that i haven't been up front with my taxes. this would prevent d.h.s. from say sharing that information with guest: the private companies in sharing information, the biggest concern is -- individuals are concerned that their private information within the cyber networks orson dems would be held -- or systems would be held by private companies but then provided to the government , that this private information would not be stripped by the companies first. in the president's executive order, the onus would be on the privacy advocates. they want the private companies to strip any private information that might be caught up within the context of cyber threat information. thet one has to understand definition of cyber threat. it is unlikely but not impossible that your private tax information, your e-mail content would be part of that information that is a cyber threat information that would be given to the government. is there a possibility that it would be lumped in with that? yes. so whose responsibility is it to minimize and get rid of your private information? the bill
that the 2010 spill cost the state a variety of tax revenues. the state also seeks punitive damages. (chaos) >> thousands of people in denver, colorado yesterday seen scattering after gunshots rang out during a 4-20 celebration. this is the first time the state has hosted such an event since it legalized marijuana. a man and women were shot but are expected to survive. the man's dog was also shot. police are now looking for suspects. witnesses describe the scene as a jovial quickly turned to panic once the shots rang out. >> the federal defense of marriage act is being challenged by a lesbian couple in los angeles. one member of the couple is from the philippines, and she's facing deportation. she can't obtain residency because the u-s government doesn't recognize her marriage. the judge says current law violates the woman's rights. so he's allowing a class- action lawsuit. it's one of several challenges being brought against federal marriage laws. >> coming up social media planning a major role. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't jus
could be taking money from the schools or raising taxes. these technologies are not costless. they're not costless in terms of the budget or civil liberties. >> thank you for your time. greatly appreciate it. now more on the investigation and the aftermath. let me bring in congressman keith ellis, the first muslim elected to congress. first i'm sure you've heard the news that dzhokhar tsarnaev has been charged with using weapons of mass destruction in the boston marathon attacks. we're reading through the charges. learning more about what the fbi seized from his room. they described a large pyrotechnic, a black jacket and white cap. the big concern in addition to his brother's ties to any other outside groups, if there are any, is the question about the fbi. that the fbi questioned tamerlan tsarnaev and said that he was not a threat at the time. do you have any concerns with that information? >> well, you know, it is too early for me to second-guess the fbi. i think we need to know more about what they knew. the fact of the matter is that it is good that they contacted him. that wa
-earned tax dollars to go after waste, fraud and abuse, i introduce h.r. 1502 -- listen up -- the social security disability insurance and unemployment benefits double-dip elimination act of 2013. this bill would stop people from receiving disability at the same time they are receiving unemployment. under current law, a person can receive both disability and unemployment at the same time. this isn't right. just doesn't make sense. i don't know how someone can be able and available to work and also be unable to work because of a disability. i urge my colleagues to support this commonsense bill in order to help make sure the disability program is there for those who truly cannot work. president obama also included a similar proposal in his budget, and i look forward to working with the administration to get this bill signed into law. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman i
and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelming instinct of the american people after what we saw happe
which exist today , filed the claim, like they do there taxes, apropos to say that today. it goes directly into the ems without advertising. we completed that whole peace this year in january, without advertising it we have 500 claims. and because directly in, never turns into paper and allows us to immediately start working and today we don't have 3 percent in paper anymore, we have 3 percent electronic. we have 14 percent of our paper already converted to electrons just this january the 28. i have more than 116,000 electronic claims now, electronic folders that we did not have before. this week will have another six regional offices on the new system. >> mr. secretary, the va backlog reduction plan shows that in order to eliminate the backlog by 2015 the va will need to decide over 1 million claims this year. but the va is projecting in the budget submission that it will decide 335,000 fewer claims in 2013 and 2014. so can the va reached 2 million claims in 2015? that would be an 92% increase in productivity over the 2012 level . >> i am sorry. i don't exactly know your numbers,
're paying too much tax. i'm going to fix that. >> stephanie: baseball card in the spokes. >> rat tat tat tat, tat. >> stephanie: that's an oldy but a goody. he used to like to ride his bike so much. until he ran over the scottish policeman, one of our other favorite stories. >> broke his foot. >> stephanie: because he rides like a [ bleep ] hole, same way he governs. >> you know how awful a broken foot is. >> stephanie: right! okay. anyway, he said he's glad his paintings are confounding his critics. people are surprised. some people are surprised i can even read. yes, that's true. >> computer says yes! >> stephanie: anyway. >> sure couldn't read national security action. >> stephanie: he might have read it before he barbecued it at the ranch. >> we're out of napkins. where is that memo? >> not a lot of ranching was going on. >> stephanie: brush clearing. where do we find more brush for this idiot to clear? really? is there anymore brush? it is busy work. >> airlift some brush. drop it on the ranch. >> stephanie: pam in new hampshire, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hey, pam. >> calle
and tax returns are not included in any information voluntarily shared with the government under cispa. through the under-- though the underlying bill would not permit this information unless it is a cyberthreat information, i bill support this amendment as it settles some members' concerns and reflects an amendment passed last year overwhelmingly. with that, madam chair, i urge this body's support of this clarification amendment and reserve the -- reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from michigan reserves. the gentleman from maryland. mr. ruppersberger: i rise in opposition even though i am not opposed. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. ruppersberger: i support chairman ronellers' amendment ensure the privacy. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from maryland yield back. the gentleman from michigan. mr. rogers: i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from michigan. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. the gentleman from michigan
possessed in this country? and who would pay for it? would gun owners be subject to still more fees or taxes for exercising their second amendment rights? who would have access to the so-called registry? would the public know who owns guns and who does not? who would ensure that this sensitive information is protected and not used for political purposes, and how? we do not know the answers to these questions, but we do know that such restrictions will not prevent the next tragedy. we should not start down this dangerous road. what should we do instead? i have a few suggestions. instead of undermining the second amendment, mr. president, congress should focus its attention on three areas. first, i believe that robust prosecution of violent criminals is the best deterrent for violent crime. prosecutors should punish to the fullest extent of the law individuals who misuse guns, knives or anything else to commit violent crimes. there should be no leniency, mr. president, what ever for the commission of such crimes. secondly, we should examine and address any deficiencies -- and we have them -- i
every bill is too big and every deal tends to be today. so for example, like on tax reform, tomorrow i would lower the income tax. if we can compromise on the number i would lower it to 17% tomorrow. just do it. i don't care if people predicted less revenue, less revenue means more revenue in economy. if you in an enormous boost to ththe con and we like under kennedy, like under coolidge and like under reagan when you reduced rates, sometimes you get more revenue. that is because the deal is to be. same with immigration. we make it harder on ourselves are the debt commission, we make it a lot harder to find a deal when it has a thousand moving parts but i think we should go with the things we agree on and boom, boom, boom. it's why the rate -- that's why the public is so upset with us. all the stuff we agree on we won't pass because we say that will be the sweeter for the bigger deal. which we never seem to be able to get to one that break up all these big deals into smaller deals? i tried to pass the stand these a, science and technology these is expanding those. i tried to pass it by
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